Guildford Samaritans

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

0330 094 5717 local call charges apply

69 Woodbridge Road
Guildford GU1 4RD

Where we work


How we can help

Prisons outreach
Community outreach
Listening service
Schools outreach
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

Welcome to the page of Guildford Samaritans

Guildford Samaritans

Listening in Guildford since 1963

Our branch in Guildford is one of the oldest in the country; we took our first call at 9.42am on Monday 22nd July 1963 and have been providing emotional support to people in Guildford, Woking and Waverley, and across the country, ever since. We received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2013, 50 years after we opened.

We are also one of the largest branches with more than 150 active listening volunteers. We do a variety of work in our local community, including:

  • Visiting local schools to talk to pupils and staff about emotional health
  • Supporting students at the University of Surrey
  • Supporting prisoners in HMP Coldingley and HMP Send through the Listeners Scheme
  • Regular outreach events at local stations to help reduce suicide on the railways

Volunteer at our branch

Next information session on Monday 8 July 2024 at 7pm

We always welcome new volunteers so if you're interested in becoming a Samaritan, we would love to hear from you. To find out more about what we do in Guildford Branch, you will be very welcome to attend one of our monthly online Information Sessions.

The next one is on Monday 8 July 2024 at 7pm. To find out more or to register for this information session, apply here.

If you want to know what it is like to volunteer for Samaritans, find out more here. Although most volunteers are listening volunteers, there are other ways you can help. We would love to hear from you!

Visit our branch

Unfortunately, we are not open for visitors anymore. However, you can still call us 24/7 on 116 123.

Guildford Samaritans is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England and Wales (1165037)